• 'It's guns like this that takes away lives'

    'It's guns like this that takes away lives'

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    In the video, Pappalardo says that weapons similar to his AR-15 have been used in other mass shootings . Pappalardo said: 'Is the right to own this weapon more important than someone's life?' "I'm not a hunter, I've never killed anything with it except a bunch of targets".
  • OH school on lockdown after police say 7th-grader shot himself

    OH school on lockdown after police say 7th-grader shot himself

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    Parents are waiting to pick up their kids after a 7th grader shot himself in the school's restroom. Students are being dismissed from class today. Students will be released to their parents in the near future. Scene at Jackson Township Middle School. Further reports indicated the student was in the men's bathroom when he pulled a gun just before 8 a.m. 'I just want to get my daughter and hug her and hold her.
  • Maldives Emergency extended by 30 days

    Maldives Emergency extended by 30 days

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    More than 30 people have been arrested so far. The arrests indicated that the crackdown on the opposition intensified. The Colombo Gazette reported that Jayasuriya expressed concern over the declaration of Emergency and the arrests and the "disrespect of the Supreme Court rulings", which he said "threaten constitutional principles and undermine the rule of law and independence of the judiciary".
  • Iceland considers banning non-medical circumcision

    Iceland considers banning non-medical circumcision

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    One in three men globally is thought to be circumcised, the vast majority for religious or cultural reasons. An Icelandic bill that would bar circumcision for non-medical reasons has given rise to opposition from various religious groups, including Christians as well as Jews and Muslims.
  • Cyclone Gita hits New Zealand

    Cyclone Gita hits New Zealand

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    A significant storm is quickly approaching New Zealand today and weather conditions will go downhill around a large portion of the country this afternoon and evening. Garry Howard, mayor of Buller, said the storm is expected to hit the district tonight (local time) - it is now 9pm in New Zealand, as the country is 13 hours ahead of GMT.
  • #MeToo Advocate Accused of Pushing Staffers to Play Spin the Bottle

    #MeToo Advocate Accused of Pushing Staffers to Play Spin the Bottle

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    Cristina Garcia , who has represented her state's 58th district since 2012, was accused by the ex-staffer David John Kernick of firing him after he questioned her suggestion of playing the game, according to a complaint filed with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, Politico reported.
  • Top official in Merkel's party to step down

    Top official in Merkel's party to step down

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    After new SPD leader Martin Schulz appeared to pose a real challenge to Merkel in early 2017, AKK's effortless re-election was taken as the first sign that the CDU had nothing to fear. AKK is described as a pragmatic and unpretentious politician seen as a safe choice to preserve Merkel's legacy. The former CDU Secretary General Peter Tauber, in his farewell statement, expressed hope that Union would become "younger, more female and more diverse", making it clear that his successor is going ...
  • Mob Drags Out Two Rape Accused From Police Station, Lynches Them

    Mob Drags Out Two Rape Accused From Police Station, Lynches Them

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    The incident took place on Lohit district of Arunachal Pradesh. The girl was raped and killed in the nearby village of Namgo on February 12. They were being questioned by police over the rape, mutilation and murder of a girl whose badly disfigured body was discovered in the tea estate where they lived.
  • Flood alerts in Upstate NY as record highs mix with heavy rain

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    This band of heavy rain will continue to drift to the southeast Tuesday night and Wednesday . Meteorologists anticipate a strong cold front will move through the region during the day, "with temperatures falling below freezing over parts of northeast Oklahoma" by late Tuesday morning.
  • Mueller Charges Lawyer With False Statements in Russia Probe

    Mueller Charges Lawyer With False Statements in Russia Probe

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    Court documents allege that Alex van der Zwaan made the false statements when questioned about his work for Ukraine's Ministry of Justice. Prosecutors accuse Van Der Zwaan, an associate in the London firm of Skaaden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, of lying to federal agents about his last contacts with Gates in August 2016 and failing to turn over email communications to federal investigators.
  • Don't Expect Much From LEGO Marvel 2's Black Panther DLC

    Don't Expect Much From LEGO Marvel 2's Black Panther DLC

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    Black Panther takes time, not DC time, to introduce us to Wakanda. The seats were full at Sunday's screenings of Marvel's Black Panther-not just for the action packed scenes but for what the film itself means to its African American viewers.
  • Search continues for crashed Iran plane

    Search continues for crashed Iran plane

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    However, a report from the very airline said that one person had missed the flight and that there were only a total of 65 people on board. Helicopters, mountain relief groups from the military and Red Crescent, in addition to civilian volunteers, reportedly helped in seeking survivors, even though the possibility of finding any is weak.
  • South Korea to announce joint military drill plan with U.S. before April

    South Korea to announce joint military drill plan with U.S. before April

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    Following a historic summit between the two Koreas in 2000, South Korean pop singers and musicians visited the North , some of whom were personally greeted by Kim Jong Il. "They will tell me", the Secretary of State said. "As time passes, I feel like we are really becoming one team". Based on the similarities and other evidence, South Korean authorities believe the same perpetrators are responsible for the Coincheck case, the source said.
  • Israel Attacks Gaza Strip with Airstrikes, Blames Violence on Hamas

    Israel Attacks Gaza Strip with Airstrikes, Blames Violence on Hamas

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    A Gaza rocket that fell in an Eshkol Regional Council field in Israel during the ongoing conflict. Meanwhile, Palestinian Minister of Public Works and Housing, Mufid al-Hasayneh said Monday in a press statement that the Israeli war on Gaza in 2014 had significantly worsened the crisis as it caused severe damage to the houses, where 200,000 homes were totally destroyed or partially damaged.
  • 71 dead in eastern Ghouta in past day - Syrian Observatory

    71 dead in eastern Ghouta in past day - Syrian Observatory

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    Eastern Ghouta is held by two main Islamist factions, but jihadists control small pockets including one directly adjacent to the capital. Secretary General Ahmed Abul Gheit on Tuesday urged stopping attacks on Eastern Ghouta area near the Syrian capital Damascus.
  • President or Luxury Towers: Either Way, Trump Is the Rage in India

    President or Luxury Towers: Either Way, Trump Is the Rage in India

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    Trump Jr., the executive vice president of the Trump Organization will meet investors and business leaders where his family has real estate projects , namely Kolkata, Mumbai , Pune , and Gurugram . Indian newspapers have been running full-page ads hyping the first son's visit and the Trump Tower project in Mumbai under the headline: " Trump is here - Are You Invited?" "The idea that the president's son would be going and shilling the president's brand at same time Donald Trump is ...
  • Kvitova beats Wozniacki to meet Muguruza in Qatar Open final

    Kvitova beats Wozniacki to meet Muguruza in Qatar Open final

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    Petra Kvitova fought back from a set down against Garbine Muguruza to win the Qatar Open yesterday morning (Singapore time), a victory which will take her back into the world's top 10. It soon became 4-2 to Kvitova as she converted her third break point from Muguruza's serve. She first saved a break- point at 30-40 with a backhand victor after doing all the running, and then held her serve with an ace.
  • American women try to sharpen aim for semifinal vs. Finland

    American women try to sharpen aim for semifinal vs. Finland

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    On a day when International Ice Hockey Federation President Rene Fasel announced the Olympic tournament at the 2022 Beijing Winter Games would expand from eight to 10 teams, Canada and US continued to show they remain a class apart. Canada have won all four since. Cameranesi added another power play goal early in the third period, this time assisted by Amanda Kessel and Hannah Brandt , to give the USA the 5-0 lead it would hold onto until the final horn.
  • Florida school shooting: Trump to visit Parkland, says nation in mourning

    Florida school shooting: Trump to visit Parkland, says nation in mourning

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    A grieving Florida mother used the opportunity of a cable news interview to speak directly to President Trump on the issue of gun control. A troubled former student, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz , has confessed to gunning down 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School north on Wednesday, in the country's worst school massacre since the horror at Sandy Hook six years ago.
  • 1-magnitude natural disaster felt in Mexico City

    1-magnitude natural disaster felt in Mexico City

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    Mexico City buildings were said to have swayed back and forth for slightly more than 60 seconds as seismic alarms pierced the ears of Mexican citizens, visitors, and other residents of the Mexican state. People and animals take to the street after the natural disaster. Many residents took to Twitter, with many relieved the tremor wasn't more serious.
  • Press drivers in Trump motorcade replaced after firearm found

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    The unnamed van driver, who wasn't a White House employee, told reporters he forgot to leave the gun in his personal auto before heading to Mar-a-Lago. A pool of reporters travels as part of the president's motorcade in Washington and on domestic and foreign trips. The driver had been tasked with piloting a van carrying reporters and photographers in the press pool.
  • Trump dead last in presidential greatness survey

    Trump dead last in presidential greatness survey

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    It's President's Day in the USA, and to celebrate the occasion a group of academics have banded together to rank Trump as the worst president of all time . "He consistently did very poorly when it comes to Embodying Institutional Norms and performed best in Communicating with the Public, but never received higher than the equivalent of a C from any group along any dimension".
  • Ex-Netanyahu spokesman arrested in Israeli corruption probe

    Ex-Netanyahu spokesman arrested in Israeli corruption probe

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    Netanyahu has denied all charges. FOn Sunday and Monday, former Walla senior editors testified in the police that pressures were imposed on them to publish favorable stories on Netanyahu and his wife and refrain from negative publicity and unflattering photos, according to local media.
  • Coleman breaks world 60m sprint record

    Coleman breaks world 60m sprint record

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    The 21-year-old clocked 6.37 at a SC meeting last month but it was not ratified for technical reasons. 21-year old Coleman has been touted as a future Olympic medalist as he has shown great promise in the past few years. Every time, I feel like I've got a lot of work to do... If the blue riband event of athletics was contested over 80 metres rather than 100, Christian Coleman would be a world champion right now.
  • Thinking About Keyboard/Mouse Support on Xbox One (Premium)

    Thinking About Keyboard/Mouse Support on Xbox One (Premium)

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    But there are also those that argue against their use, feeling that it would allow for more precision within games than using just the routine game controller. "It's up to them, but the capability is there." . In a follow-up, Ybarra noted that Microsoft does not enforce a strict ban on these because the devices are helpful in various scenarios, specifically for the accessibility of people who would otherwise be unable to play.
  • Boy threatens to shoot students at South Lyon High School

    Boy threatens to shoot students at South Lyon High School

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    Officers did not find a gun, but the student was charged with making a terroristic threat. Walsh said he spoke to the students running the game and asked them to end it, and said they were thinking about it. No one was in imminent danger, and the school did not go into lockdown, Blackwell said. Even before the shooting in Florida, most public high schools in New Jersey had begun taking steps toward enhanced security, with many now having current or retired police officers assigned to the ...
  • Imran Khan ties the knot for a 3rd time

    Imran Khan ties the knot for a 3rd time

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    A photo of the couple released by PTI showed Khan, 65, wearing a dark blazer over a traditional white shalwar kameez, while Watto is clad head-to-feet in a grey robe with a red veil covering her face. "The PTI leadership was of the view that strong rumours about his third marriage had played a role in the defeat of the party's strong man Jahangir Tareen's son at the hands of a candidate of ruling PML-N", he said.
  • New twist after abusive note left on ambulance about parking

    New twist after abusive note left on ambulance about parking

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    The foul-mouthed letter, posted after paramedics parked in a residents" parking bay, read: "If this van is for anyone but No.14 then you have no right to park here. Paramedics have seen a surge in the abuse they receive from the general public in recent years, with the latest unreasonable behaviour coming in the form of a poison pen letter.
  • Partygoer stole museum statue's left thumb after selfie

    Partygoer stole museum statue's left thumb after selfie

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    China's Xinhua news agency , citing the Federal Bureau of Investigation, said Rohana "used a cellular telephone as a flashlight, looked at various exhibits displayed in the then-closed showroom, stepped up onto a platform supporting one of the statues, and took a selfie with it".
  • Michigan EIBC applauds Consumers Energy for new commitment to clean energy

    Michigan EIBC applauds Consumers Energy for new commitment to clean energy

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    In addition, the company uses energy from the Apple Blossom wind park and co-owns the Ludington Clean Pumped Storage facility, a hydroelectric plant on Lake Michigan. Consumers Energy has been moving away from coal for several years. The head of a MI utility says they will completely cease using coal to generate electricity by 2040.
  • Trump Touts Facebook VP's Russia Tweets

    Trump Touts Facebook VP's Russia Tweets

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    But since then, much more has been discovered about the Russian assault on Facebook , Twitter and Google as propagandists pushed fake or negative news to readers to deepen public discord and influence opinions on whom to vote for. Executives at Facebook this year have taken to Twitter to try and add more insight and explanation once journalists interpret the news the company puts out.
  • Chinese FM offers condolences over air crash in Iran

    Chinese FM offers condolences over air crash in Iran

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    At the time , Bahram Ghasemi a foreign ministry spokesperson reiterated that " Iran does not have a military presence in Syria, and has only sent military advisers at the request of the Syrian government". "We will do everything that is needed in order to prevent Iranian consolidation in Syria". His statement contradicts Israeli political and military assessments that Tehran, which has shored up President Bashar Assad in the Syrian civil war, has been working to create air and naval bases ...
  • Florida shooting suspect is not a Democrat

    Florida shooting suspect is not a Democrat

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    Cruz was also known to local police after his mother repeatedly reported him for violent outbursts, while records obtained by the South Florida Sun Sentinel show authorities investigated him in 2016 after he cut his arms on messaging app Snapchat and threatened to buy a gun.